Bachelor's thesis in Mathematics (LMABAC)

The bachelor's thesis is an independent work where you will use the knowledge you have acquired during your studies as a basis for a given task. The assignment will be carried out during the 3rd year of the Integrated Teacher Education program in Science. At this point, you will have the necessary knowledge to carry out a relevant thesis for your studies.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


Through the work with the bachelor's thesis, the student will get experience with a research project where methods in mathematics are used. The student will carry out a litterature review, practical work, report writing. The methods will depend upon the specific assignment. Choice of project topic subject to availability of suitable supervisers.

Learning outcome


  • Have an overview over current international litterature, scientific writing and ethical norms for a specific topic and can be critical to different sources of information.
  • Demontrate an in depth insight and comprehension of a specific topic.


  • Use mathematical methods to elucidate and analyse a problem.
  • Have experience of literature search and scientific writing.
  • Be able to present and convey the independent work using the terminology and language of the research area.
  • Be able to describe the assignment in a clear manner and use the language of the field.
  • Can use and analyse relevant tools
  • Be able to discuss, analyse the results and conclusion related to the problem at hand.

General Competence

  • Understand the ethical standards for scientific work
  • Can convey the independent research work
  • Be able to analyse relevant theoretical models or results supported by the research results
  • Be able to reflect and critical assesment of one's own work and
  • Can defend a high ethical behaviour in an academic contex

Required prerequisite knowledge

The student must have completed 40 ECTS credits in mathematics within the educational plan.


Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project work 1/1 4 Months Letter grades All

Co-writing (up to three) is allowed.For rules, important deadlines and more information, see our website "Assignment writing at the Faculty of Science and Technology".

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher:

David Ploog

Course teacher:

Eirik Eik Svanes

Course teacher:

Jörn Schulz

Course teacher:

David Duncan Mcnutt

Course teacher:

Tyson Ritter

Course teacher:

Tore Selland Kleppe

Course teacher:

Michal Jakub Kapustka

Course teacher:

Alex Bentley Nielsen

Course teacher:

Sigbjørn Hervik

Course teacher:

Alexander Ulanovskii

Course coordinator:

Sigbjørn Hervik

Course teacher:

Alexander Rashkovskii

Course teacher:

Jan Terje Kvaløy

Head of Department:

Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Course teacher:

Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

Independent work with litterature. Independent guiding in the practical work and report writing.

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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